Thursday, December 10, 2009

GET R DONE - Chilly Outside, Chili INSIDE!

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We were given some venison from one of our hunter friends - all we had to do was pay for processing! So, today I'm going to give you my recipe for Venison Chili. Some folks don't care for wild game, but ground venison is something that blends easily with ground beef if you like, or just use it as it is.

2 lbs ground venison
Olive Oil
Lg. onion
10 cloves of garlic
1 cup of strong coffee (I use left overs from our morning coffee)
4 cans of diced tomatoes
1TBSP ground cumin
1-2 TBSP oregano
1 tsp sea salt
Chili Powder (to taste)
2 Lg cans of Brooks Chili Beans (I use 1 of the mild, the other of the hot beans)

  • In Lg. skillet, Brown venison in olive oil. Drain meat and add the 1 cup of strong coffee (Instant will work, but I prefer the drip grind). Stir and cook until the coffee vaporizes, then remove from heat.
  • In a large pot or dutch oven, heat olive oil and brown chopped onion; when it is tender and wilted looking, add cloves of garlic which have been crushed and minced.
  • When the garlic aroma begins to permeate the room, add the cooked meat, and stir in 4 cans of diced tomatoes with their juices.
  • Add spices and salt. Bring to a boil, cover and let simmer for 2-3 hrs before serving, or let cool, refrigerate, and heat for dinner the next evening.
This can be served with crackers, garlic toast, or a salad - and it's always better the next day after the spices have had a chance to set in! You can always freeze the left overs like we do, to use the following week.

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Knitty said...

I haven't had venison in years but always enjoyed it. We went to a Asian themed party years ago. The hosts had three woks going, one with a chicken stir-fry, one with beef stir-fry and one was a mystery to most of the guests. Everyone loved the mystery stir fry. It was venison! Some suddenly claimed not to have liked it after all. (get real people!)

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Monica, love your music!
That chili looks delish.
Jim gets home later tonight.
He said that once he got out of Michigan, the white out blowing stopped, and all was calm and bright!
We have the wind, still...but only a dusting of snow to blow around.
Darn cold though.
Have a great weekend.

Angela said...

I've never heard of using coffee in a chili recipe. Does it give it a coffee flavor? Can you believe we don't drink coffee! Your chili looks yummy! I have had deer meat but it has been a few years. I've mostly had the roast and steaks.

Get R Done Friday!

Barbara Jean said...

oooh. Haven't had venison chili for years.

Did just have some venison steaks though, courtesy of our neighbor.

Thanks for hosting Monica.


barbara jean

ocmist said...

I WISH I had any friends that hunted venison as I've always loved it whenever I've gotten the chance to eat it. I think Venison Jerky is my absolute favorite... next to rabbit jerky.

This sounds like a great recipe, though, and I've got it copied just in case...

I'm hoping to get my post in this time! Linda

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Knitty said...

Had a little oopsie there and posted on the wrong blog. I must need more coffee this morning!

Chatty Crone said...

Well, it looked. But thinking of eating Bambi - lol. I did have venison once though - we were in a progressive dinner group through our church and the family we ate the main course at - had venison. Have to day it was delish!

Love your songs too.

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE THAT - YOU DO SUCH GREAT WORK! Some day so am I!!!! I love that soft image of Santa and I love your dog!!!!!!!!!!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh dear, deer, dearie! *sigh* I hope it wasn't Rudolph...


Hello...lots of catching up to do here....hmmmmm...venison stew? Not sure that I would like it...but I so would try it once.....
Not much getting done here...except looking at Jalina Rose.....
Maybe...just maybe...IF I could get an elf around here to help...I could at least get the tree many days till Christmas?

Malisa said...

Oh, I love your Get Er Done Friday! I will have to join you next Friday! By the way, your blog looks beautiful!

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